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Church fete gig where John and Paul met to be recreated.

This is such a cool way to celebrate an anniversary. This is something that I would love to see.  Could you imagine reliving the day that rock and roll, as we know it, was birthed.  It’s like seeing one of those recreations of the Big Bang on the NOVA channel.  How cool is that.

https://i2.wp.com/web.mac.com/howellbuzz/iWeb/erichowellmusic/VARIETY%20SHOW/VARIETY%20SHOW_files/john%20&%20quarrymen.jpgHere’s what we’ve read.

The  Liverpool church fete at which John Lennon first met Paul McCartney will be re-enacted to mark its 50th anniversary.

On July 6, 1957 the two teenagers were introduced by their mutual friend Ivan Vaughan during the fete in Woolton.

Now St Peter’s church and neighbouring Bishop Martin CE primary school are hoping to recreate the meeting.

Planning is still in the early stages. But vicar Kip Crooks said: “On July 6, the actual anniversary, there will be aser-vice of celebration of the Beatles, followed by a re-enactment of the dance where the two met.

“The next day the school and church are running a fete along the lines of what it was like 50 years ago.”

The 1957 fete was held on the field now containing Bishop Martin CE primary.

A 15-year-old Paul McCartney was in the audience when John Lennon performed with his skiffle group, The Quarrymen, at neighbouring St Peter’s church hall. It was the start of a partnership that would change the face of musical history and create some of the 20th century’s best-loved songs.

Five years ago there was an outcry after the stage on which The Quarrymen played later that day was put up for auction.

It was secured by the council and is now in storage at National Museums Liverpool which hopes to make it a feature in the new Museum of Liverpool on the Pier Head.

A recording of The Quarrymen’s performance, made on a reel-to-reel tape, was bought by EMI for £78,000 at auction in 1994. On the tape was the unmistakable voice of Lennon, singing Elvis Presley’s Baby, Let’s Play House and British skiffle song Puttin’ On The Style.

Meanwhile, the church is also planning a three-day flower festival in June, organised by the Bishop of Liverpool’s wife Sarah Jones, with arrangements on the theme of Beatles songs.

Source: icLiverpool


4 Responses

  1. That is really awesome, I must say.

  2. Hi,
    But it will be recreated only for TV?? I thought that it will be something public,Like go back to Wooton Festival. Please answer me beacouse i want to go this summer and i am from spain. Thank!

  3. The only details we have heard are the ones posted here. If anyone hears anything else, let us know.

  4. My child goes to bishop martin school and they are doing a special dayand its as usual for the public Soon as I get more infomation ill let you know.

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